Stockholm Open invites you to a unique online match – The Ymer Battle

Tennis Against Corona – The Ymer Battle

By Stockholm Open

SolidSport.com May 10th at 1pm UTC (3pm local Swedish time)
https://solidsport.com/stockholmopen

Tennis Against Corona is a new initiative created by Stockholm Open to contribute to the important work of the Red Cross Global Covid-19 Emergency Relief. On Sunday, May 10th, the best seeded players in Sweden, the brothers Mikael and Elias Ymer, will meet in a prestigious match at the Royal Swedish Tennis Hall in front of empty stands and a small tv crew.

The world of live sports has been put on hold since the outbreak of the corona pandemic. Stockholm Open and the Ymer brothers are now excited to present the new initiative Tennis Against Corona, an online charity event to assist those who are suffering due to the current corona crisis. The Ymer Battle invites all tennis and sports fans (at a distance) to enjoy a different type of live tennis, where the excitement becomes great and the purpose even greater.

"The ongoing pandemic is the worst health crises of our time, a time to come together and help where you can. Tennis Against Corona is our way of contributing through help-organizations and at the same time bringing great tennis to the world", says Thomas Enqvist, three-time champion of Stockholm Open and new Tournament Director.

Mikael and Elias Ymer are the world's second best ranked brothers in professional tennis, and both seeded as the best players in Sweden. The match will once and for all settle who is the best player both in the country right now, and within the family.

In The Ymer Battle, Mikael and Elias Ymer, will meet in three sets. It is the first match in men’s professional tennis since the ATP suspended all tournaments in March. Furthermore, the Stockholm Open team will look for more opportunities to contribute to the Red Cross Global Covid-19 Emergency Relief through Tennis Against Corona.

"COVID-19 is a global threat putting the lives of thousands of already vulnerable people in even greater danger. It requires a global response and global solidarity. We thank Elias and Mikael Ymer and the Stockholm Open for this great initiative. We are all in this together and only together we can make a difference", says Sofia Calltorp, International Director of Swedish Red Cross

The match will be broadcast on SolidSport.com on Sunday May 10th at 1pm UTC (3pm local Swedish time) for a fee of €3,99. All surplus from the global campaign will be donated to the Red Cross Global Covid-19 Emergency Relief. The match will also be broadcast on Swedish national TV, SVT1 and SVT Play.

The Ymer Battle on May 10th will be covered by design photographer Björn Ceder, in collaboration with Hasselblad. His photographs will be shown at the exhibition Tennis Against Corona at the Stockholm Open in the autumn.

Please note that the match is a charity event with no audience or unnecessary staff on site. The Stockholm Open encourages everyone to follow the health and safety guidelines, stay at home and keep social distance. The health and safety of all involved parties and the general public is always a top priority. 

For additional information, interviews or photos, please contact:
Moa Abrahamsson, Abby PR, moa@abbypr.se, 0707912000.

For more information about the Red Cross Global Covid-19 Emergency Relief: 
Maude Fröberg, Press Secretary +46 8 452 48 20 or press@redcross.se

 

More info about the initiative